This page last updated on April 27, 2023

2023 Game Demo, Game Night, and Game Lab Signups Open!

Once you have registered for the conference, sign up for some key portions of the conference that rely on participants bringing their games, tools, ideas, and questions to share and spark discussions with other attendees. More information and links to the sign up sheets are on the Registration and Logistics page. These portions of the conference work only because of robust participation from a wide range of attendees, so sign up and help make Connections 2023 all it can be.

2023 Conference Registration Now Open!

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2023 Connections Wargaming Conference is now open. See the Registration and Logistics page for more information. We hope you can join us at National Defense University, at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC, June 21-23.

Draft Conference Agenda

The current draft of the 2023 conference agenda is available on the Registration and Logistics page.

Hotel Room Block

See the Registration and Logistics page for information on the hotel room block, reserved at the government rate.

2023 Conference – Venue, Dates, and Theme

The 2023 Connections Wargaming Conference will be hosted by National Defense University, at Ft. McNair in Washington, DC, June 21-23. Our theme: Next Generation Tools & Methods. Conference registration will open in April.

2023 Call for Presentations

The Call for Presentations for the 2023 Connections Wargaming Conference is now open! Submit your proposals now!

Click here for the full Call for Presentations.

The 2022 Connections Online Archive is Up!

View the archive of Connections Online 2022, our sister conference run through the excellent folks at Armchair Dragoons! Their Online Showcase offers a wide spectrum of wargaming thought, from the playfully creative use of ROOT at the Command and General Staff College, to the darkly necessary use of wargaming to model active shooter events.

2022 Conference

Connections US 2022 was conducted in person at The Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) in Alexandria, Virginia, July 26-29. Many thanks to the people of IDA, who welcomed our conference into their new headquarters facility.

The 2022 conference proceedings (slides from presenters) are posted at the Connections US Conference Proceedings site.

Several perspectives from 2022 attendees have been compiled and posted at Armchair Dragoons.

Conference Background

The Connections Wargaming Conference is an annual event held each summer to bring together practitioners from every segment of the wargaming community. Connections is open to all wargaming practitioners, and we welcome international participation.

Connections US has been held every year since 1993, Connections UK was established in 2013 at Kings College London, Connections Australia was established in 2014 at the University of Melbourne, and Connections Netherlands was established in 2014 by SAGANET, and Connections North (Canada) was established in 2016. These conferences are all independently managed and hosted, but they share a common mission to provide wargaming practitioners with a venue to share best practices and advance the field. Together, the Connections conferences around the world are building the wargaming community of practice and working to improve the use of wargaming as a tool for research, analysis, education, and policy.